May 13, 2012

Transitioning To New Executive At A Toastmasters Club

nurtureby Promod Sharma, President 2011-2012, CC

Our club elections took place this week. There's an excellent incoming executive team for Goodyear Toastmasters from Jul 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2013. I was nominated in several categories but declined. When there are other strong and willing candidates, they deserve opportunities too.

I'm still willing to volunteer to help, especially with this blog. I hope the new executive will contribute posts, which may spur more members to participate.

Pass The Kleenex

There's a certain sadness to leaving a role. There's also happiness from having worked with an excellent team and for leaving the club in a sound state. Clubs earn Distinguished Club Points (DCP). Once again, our club is at the highest level: President's Distinguished level. That takes 9 DCP points. However, this year, we earned all 10 points.


There's a transition process. This month, the current club executive will have our final monthly meeting alone. On second Monday in June, we'll have a joint meeting of the outgoing and incoming executive at the President's place over dinner. That’s when the outgoing executive describe their roles and pass over material to help with the transition. The new executive will need to get official Club Officers Training in June.

On the second last Thursday in June (the regular club meeting night), we'll have our annual Potluck Picnic. That's the last major activity the outgoing executive.

In With The New

The new executive rule from July 1 to the following June 30. Our club meets all year, though attendance tends to be lower during the summer. That allows the new executive to get comfortable in their roles.

Whether or not you ran for office, there are many opportunities to participate in your Toastmasters club. Getting involved is an excellent way to get more benefits and help other members.


Promod Sharma has weeks left as club President. He's looking forward to taking a break and spending more time writing books in the Trust And You series (

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